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The Hungarian Glider

The Hungarian Glider
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-10-07 8:14
Viewed: 1899
Points: 22
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My daughter brain operation (Acoustic neuroma) succeeded. We are at home right now and she is resting. But, my daughter's head - left foot - stomach pains continues.
Treatment, October will end with the Gamma Knife therapy in the middle.
Neptis rivularis, (Scopoli, 1763)
The Hungarian Glider

Turkish Name: Suzulen Karakız Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Anatolia - Northeast Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Siberian, Southern Switzerland, Northern Italy, Eastern Austria, North of the Balkan Peninsula, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Southeastern Poland, Ukraine, the Caucasus, southern Siberia and through the China and Japan.

Living Area: This species is found in damp deciduous, river and stream valleys, open forest at elevations between sea level and about 2000 meters according to locality.

Flight time: One generation flying in Early-July and mid-August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Food plants of the caterpillars are mainly rosaceous shrubs of genus Spiraea spp.

Description-Notes: Typical locality, Austria. Like its name suggests, the butterfly as an elegantly -Glide- flight. This butterfly and also lived on the leaves of a tree is difficult to capture. Local and rare. The uppersides are velvety black with a white band across each wing, broken and not regular in the forwing. The undersides are rusty browen with white markings similar to those on the uppersides. The hindwings are markedly rounded. Resembles Southern White Admiral , but is smaller, has more rounded wings and stockier appearance, and well-developed medial band of elongated white spots on hindwing. It can be separated from Southern White Admiral by absence of both black submarginal spots and silvery basal area on hindwing. Butterflies feed on nectar of flowering shrubs.

Origin of the name: Meadowsweet - one of the caterpillar food plants. Latin epithet rivulus translated brook.

Wingspan: 42-48 mm long.

Similar Species:
> Southern White Admiral - Limenitis reducta, (Staudinger, 1901)
> Poplar Admiral - Limenitis populi, (Linnaeus, 1758)
> Lorquin's Admiral - Limenitis lorquinii, (Boisduval, 1852)
> White Admiral - Limenitis camilla, (Linnaeus, 1764)
> Common Glider - Neptis sappho, (Pallas, 1771)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.118 pp.
2. Lepiforum.de : http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Neptis_Rivularis
3. Lepidoptera and their ecology>by Wolfgang Wagner : http://www.pyrgus.de/Neptis_rivularis_en.html
4. Lepidoptera Caucasi : http://www.babochki-kavkaza.ru/index.php/nymphalidae/105-neptis-rivularis---/170--neptis-rivularis.html
5. Moths and Butterflies of Europe : http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/NeptisRivul.htm
6. EuroButterflies >Matt Rowling : http://www.eurobutterflies.com/sp/rivularis.php
7. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey : http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=S%C3%BCz%C3%BClen%20Karak%C4%B1z
8. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/GozlemFoto.asp?Durum=7&FamilyaId=3&CinsId=146&TurID=245



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-10-07 8:37]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful and sharp detailed macro of this butterfly. Gorgeous light and colors. Excellent DOF and composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-10-07 9:55]

Hello Seyfi,
What a gorgeous specimen you have presented to us. Lovely markings and rich contrasting colors. Tac sharp focus allowing us to view its beautiful features in sharp detail. The exposure is perfect. Awesome shot!!

hallo Seyfi
great shot with good sharpness ans lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-07 12:34]

Hi Seyfi,fantastic macro and lovely decentralized composition showing us a very very rare butterfly,your is the gallery of endless surprises,and this is one of the most that i seen..a big thanks! Have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-10-07 14:36]

Hi Seyfi
What a fantastic macro. Really an excellent work.
The specimen looks a bit similar to the Anartia fatima, common in my country.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2016-10-08 0:23]

Seyfi bey,
Harika tür ve bilgiler...
Ellerinize sağlık.

Seen your quality work after quite some time, Seyfi.
This is a beautiful butterfly image from your archives.
Glad to know your child is recovering after the surgery. Wish her speedy recovery!

Hello Seyfi,
It's nice to hear that your daughter is recovering after operation. Soon other symptoms will be cured too.
Beautiful butterfly.
Take care,
Thanks for showing this butterfly,

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of fantastic butterfly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
I wish speedy recovery to your daughter and I hope the remaining symptoms (which WERE remaining at that time when you posted this photo) are already over. Beautiful butterfly with great details on the wings. Shallow depth of field is excellent, such as lighting (one of the rare cases when the slightly overexposed background didn't destruct the image at all, actually did quite the opposite). Perfect macro. Bravo.
Kind regards from the Hungarian living in Ireland, László

Hi Seyfi,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Hungarian Glider butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Season Greetings.


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